I’m Back…



statesman.png-001In case you noticed, I’ve been MIA on Design*ByProxy, pretty much the whole summer. Well, I’m back now and I’m want to play a little catch up.  It’s been a summer of music festivals, traveling in Europe, and a few unfortunate events that had to do with the family pets.

Before I went MIA I did attend a few events.  One was a cocktail party in celebration of The Elder Statesman and The Webster Miami’s T-shirt collaboration.  The Elder Statesman is a Los Angeles based luxury lifestyle label founded in 2007 by Greg Chait. Specializing in high end cashmere goods, Greg’s line includes items for men, women, kids, accessories and items for the home like blankets and pillows.

The party was cool, with the likes of Balthazar and Rosetta Getty, Anthony Keidis of Red Hot Chili Peppers and designer Magda Berliner, most sipping on the free tequila and conversations centered around Coachella that was happening the following weekend.

images via: BFA, tmagazine and the Elder Statesman



Parachute Market, a  conceptual design fair and marketplace returning with its 5th installment to the downtown Arts District, Los Angeles,  at the monumental One Santa Fe building on Saturday & Sunday, June 6 & 7.  “AD HOC” will explore the ethos of the temporary marketplace and the increasingly significant role it plays in art making, commerce and community.

Co-founded by set designer Coryander Friend and CNTRL Group Agency in 2013, Parachute Market offers a platform for timeless objects and enduring design with an innovative marketplace of furniture, decorative objects, and fashion by emerging and established artists, designers and collectors.

Get tickets here.





LA Design Festival is a citywide Design Event starting now continuing through June 14th. Events include Marmol Radziner Studio Tour, award-winning firm known for its innovative design approach and expertise in architecture, construction, interior design, landscape design, furniture design, and jewelry design,  River Makers Bash; an outdoor event on Mission Street by the LA River,   Intro LA at Mack Sennett studios in Silver Lake  showcasing local and contract firms,  a solo exhibition for Arik Levy, the Israeli born and Paris-based artist and designer at Please Do Not Enter, 549 S Olive Street,  as well as City Design Tours that cover design studios in Inglewood, Historic Downtown LA, and the Arts District, Chinatown and Olvera Street.

Many, many more events are scheduled and can be discovered here.

Dwell on Design


Dwell on Design Los Angeles, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center May 29-31, 2015. With three full days of dynamic exhibitions, unparalleled educational opportunities, cutting-edge technologies, 90 onstage programs, 250+ speakers, and more than 2,000 innovative modern furnishings and products, Dwell on Design Los Angeles is America’s largest design event.

More information here.

For Sale : : Edward H. Fickett




This Midcentury Modern home designed by Edward H. Fickett in 1959 is for sale in Bel Air. The open floor plan home has 4 bedrooms/3 baths and boasts both city and mountain views.

Presented by Deasy/Penner & Partners, is listed at $2.495 million.

See more here.

1st Dibs Finds

Wright20 + Blackman Cruz

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In April, Wright opens Blackman Cruz, a special exhibition and auction featuring alluring and exquisite works selected by the renowned dealers. This unprecedented and creative auction collaboration is composed of a wide-ranging selection of furniture, design and objects including everything from antiques to Blackman Cruz’s own contemporary productions. Highlights from the collection include a granite Sphinx by the sculptor David Edstrom that exhibited at the Panama Pacific Exposition of San Francisco in 1915 and a pair of gnarled wood and root lounge chairs from Al Capone’s hideout in Wisconsin. This compelling sale also features a 1951 Bianchi Motorcycle and an iron studded two-door safe displayed alongside a pair of custom club chairs by Arturo Pani and candlesticks by Frank Lloyd Wright. In dramatic exhibitions designed by Adam Blackman and David Cruz, these items and many other fascinating works will be on view in New York and Los Angeles.

The exhibition at Wright’s New York gallery opens April 3rd with the concurrent Los Angeles exhibition at Blackman Cruz opening April 10th.~wright20

My favorite picks are below.  View lots here.


Girls Gotta Eat

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Funny, how the spots geographically closest to me are the last places I visit.  Maria (my partner in crime, so to speak) suggested we meet at The Pikey.  Cause God knows if I’m put on the spot and asked where we should go to lunch, I’ll probably suggest  some spot in Culver City that will take a hour to get to. Of course I wouldn’t think of The Pikey on Sunset Blvd. because it’s probably the closest place to eat just down the hill from us in Nichols Canyon. The drive: 10 mins tops. Geez!

Anyways, I’ve heard owners Jared Meisler and Sean MacPherson‘s place had some good Fish n’ Chips. So that’s what we ordered.  Must admit, it was pretty good.  And of course you can’t really go wrong with anything that Sean’s done (most of the places he did with my husband, Jon Sidel in the 90s are still around today: Swingers, JONES, Good Luck Bar). The Punkey British  Pub atmosphere alone is enough reason to go to The Pikey, if not for the fact that Chef Ralph Johnson formally from NYCs The Spotted Pig is manning the kitchen.

I’ll definitely be back for drinks.  Join me!


For Sale : : Richard Neutra’s Kun House




In 2007,  Gerald Casale of DEVO purchased  Neutra’s Kun House in the Hollywood Hills for 2 million dollars.  He has spent the last 7 years restoring the 1,732 square feet of living space on three-and-a-half stories, keeping to many of the original details, but adding modern conveniences.

Located in Hollywood Hills West the property boasts tons of windows, fabulous views and even an outdoor meditation area.  It’s listed at 3.5 million and is presented by Aaron Kirman of Aaroe Estates, the luxury properties division of John Aaroe Group.

~images by Berlyn Photography via la times

LA Art Show 2015

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LA Art Show is the largest, longest running, most comprehensive art experience on the West Coast. It runs today and tomorrow at The Los Angeles Convention Center.

I have posted many of my highlights of the show on Design*ByProxy Instagram.  Be sure to check it out…in person or online.

For more information and event info, please check out their website here.